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Geography is the study of places, the human and the physical processes which shape them, and the people that live in them.

In the Foundation Stage and KS1 children are taught to:

  • develop their knowledge about the world by being taught to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.
  • develop their knowledge about the United Kingdom by being taught to name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
  • develop their knowledge about their locality.
  • understand basic geographical vocabulary relating to human and physical geography
  • begin to use geographical skills and fieldwork, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

In KS2 children are taught to:

  • extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features including; climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes.
  • develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and fieldwork to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

History and Geography curriculum map